The Tortoise Club

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Pennisetum clandestinum

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The tropical grass species Cenchrus clandestinus is known by several common names, most often Kikuyu grass, as it is native to the highland regions of East Africa that is home to the Kikuyu people. Because of its rapid growth and aggressive nature, it is categorised as a noxious weed in some regions. Some cases of poisoning have been reported, so this plant should be avoided.